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Life as a Roman Soldier


Roman soldiers were posted all over the empire to capture new lands, guard them and to control local rebels. They were known for travelling huge distances on foot, usually at night, marching to different posts or battlegrounds with 30kg of equipment on their shoulders. If they stopped to rest, they would sleep under a leather tent.

    Roman soldiers spent any free time living in their barracks which was in a stone or timber fort. They stayed in one room that was shared with eight others and had a fireplace to cook. There was also another room nearby to store their equipment and weapons.






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